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Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall In Puerto Rico

Maria slammed Puerto Rico as a downgraded Category 4 hurricane with punishing winds. Puerto Rico had long been spared from a direct hit by a hurricane.

Sen. Lankford On Closing Havana Embassy

Mary Louise Kelly talks with Sen. James Lankford about moves to close the U.S. embassy in Cuba after diplomats have experienced hearing loss and other symptoms.

Deciphering Trump's Foreign Policy

David Greene talks with Michèle Flournoy, a former Pentagon official in the Obama administration, about President Trump's speech at the United Nations about what a Trump foreign policy entails.

More Than 200 Killed In Mexico Earthquake

More than 200 people were killed by a powerful earthquake that struck Mexico Tuesday. It's the second earthquake in less than two weeks.

Update On Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria is hitting Puerto Rico this morning after rolling across the Caribbean and devastating parts of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

More Than 220 Killed In Mexico Earthquake

More than 220 people were killed by a powerful earthquake that struck Mexico Tuesday. It's the second earthquake in less than two weeks.

Iran Takes The Spotlight At The U.N.

Wednesday the focus at the United Nations will be the nuclear deal with Iran, as the country's president will speak and world powers in the deal will meet. President Trump blasted the deal on Tuesday.

'I'm Really Scared Right Now': Bracing For Hurricane Maria

As Hurricane Maria veers toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, people there explain how they're preparing to weather the storm.

Cokie Roberts On The History Of The United Nations

As world leaders meet in New York this week, David Greene talks to commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listeners' questions about the history of the United Nations in our #AskCokie segment.

Visiting Angela Merkel's Home District

Chancellor Angela Merkel's home district handed her party a stinging defeat in state elections last year. As the general election draws near, voters seem to have forgiven her refugee policy.

Death Toll Rises After Mexican Earthquake

A powerful earthquake south of Mexico City has killed more than 200 people. Rescuers are working to dig out collapsed buildings and looking for survivors.

News Brief: Mexico Earthquake, Hurricane Maria, New GOP Health Care Effort

More than 200 people were killed in an earthquake in Mexico. Also, Hurricane Maria is expected to cause heavy damage in Puerto Rico and Republicans are again trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

In Mexico City, Volunteers Rush To Clear Rubble After Earthquake

All Things Considered checks in on the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico on Tuesday. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with freelance journalist Natasha Pizzey.

Tell Us Your Maria Story

NPR is working to bring you the latest news about Hurricane Maria, which is striking Caribbean islands already working to recover from Hurricane Irma.

Puerto Rico Governor Anticipates Hurricane Maria Will Bring 'Severe Devastation'

Hurricane Maria threatens to devastate Puerto Rico, weeks after it was battered by Hurricane Irma. Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello tells NPR how the island is preparing.

St. Thomas Braces For 'Another Long 24-Hour Period' As Hurricane Maria Approaches

As the Caribbean preps for Hurricane Maria, NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Pastor Jeff Neevel, whose church in St. Thomas plans to provide aid and comfort to those hit by storm.

Powerful Earthquake Rocks Mexico City

All Things Considered checks in on the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico on Tuesday. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Dudley Althaus of the Wall Street Journal in Mexico City.

Trump At The U.N.: Saber Rattling Or Wielding A Saber?

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Susan Glasser, chief international affairs columnist for Politico, about President Trump's first speech before the United Nations National Assembly.

Refugees International Head: Abuses Against Rohingya Refugees 'Almost Unimaginable'

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Eric Schwartz, president of Refugees International, about what he learned from Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, after his trip to Cox's Bazaar.

The 'Man Who Saved The World' From Potential Nuclear Exchange Dies

NPR's Greg Myre tells the story of Stanislav Petrov, who in 1983 defied the computer information in his Soviet military command center — information that indicated U.S. missiles were headed to the USSR. He had a hunch it was a glitch and ignored it. He was right and avoided nuclear war.

At U.N., Trump Promotes "America First" Mantra

President Trump addresses world leaders at the United Nations for the first time. He touts an "America first" approach to international cooperation and calls out North Korea and other "rogue regimes."

Puerto Rico Braces For Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria will reach Puerto Rico on Wednesday, hitting the island after recovery from Hurricane Irma only barely began. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Danica Coto of the Associated Press on how the territory is preparing for the storm.

Aung San Suu Kye Defends Myanmar Military's Reponse To Rohingya Muslims

Nobel laureate and de facto head of Myanmar's government Aung San Suu Kyi Tuesday addressed the Rohingya crisis for the first time since hundreds of thousands began fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh.

Powerful Earthquake Roils Central Mexico, Leaving At Least 42 People Dead

Thirty-two years after a deadly earthquake, a magnitude 7.1 temblor rattled Mexico City and surrounding areas. Residents had marked the anniversary of the 1985 quake earlier in the day with drills.

Once A Contender, Angela Merkel's Main Rival Stumbles As Election Approaches

Martin Schulz's main handicap is that his party spent eight of the past 12 years in coalition with the German chancellor's party, so their policies are barely distinguishable from each other.

Some Russians Fired Up Over New Kalashnikov Monument

The inventor of the AK-47 was memorialized with a 30-foot-tall bronze statue in Moscow, but not everyone in Russia's capital city was pleased with the tribute.

President Trump: 'Put Your Countries First'

President Trump took the stage this morning to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York with an "America first" message and some tough words for North Korea.

Trump Addresses U.N. General Assembly With Tough Talk On Korea

The president has harsh words for North Korea's leader, whom he refers to as "Rocket Man." He also calls the Iran deal "an embarrassment to the United States."

Trump to U.N.: North Korea's 'Rocket Man' Kim Jong Un On A Suicide Mission

In this first address to the United Nations General Assembly, President Trump took on the global threats posed by North Korea and Iran and reiterated his "America First" approach to policy.

'Potentially Catastrophic' Hurricane Maria Devastates Dominica, Heads For Puerto Rico

The National Hurricane Center warns that the storm now barreling toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico is a Category 5 hurricane with winds of around 165 miles per hour.

President Trump's Message: Make The United Nations Great

For a preview of Trump's speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Mary Louise Kelly talks to National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton. Trump once derided the body as an "elitist club."

Trump To Outline His Foreign Policy Vision To U.N. General Assembly

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Elliott Abrams, a veteran U.S. diplomat who served as deputy national security advisor in the George W. Bush administration. He's now on the Council on Foreign Relations.

'Potentially Catastrophic' Hurricane Maria Devastates Dominica, Heads For Puerto Rico

The National Hurricane Center warns that the storm now barreling toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico is a Category 5 hurricane with winds of 160 miles per hour.

FBI Wiretapped Manafort Before And After Trump Campaign, Reports Say

Federal officials obtained a wiretap of adviser Paul Manafort, according to reports. There's concern he might have been communicating with Russian operatives who wanted to influence the 2016 election.

Maria Follows On The Heels Of Hurricane Irma

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Jim Waterson of BuzzFeed UK, who's in the British Virgin Islands, about Hurricane Maria, which made landfall in the Caribbean island of Dominica as a Category 5 storm.

Preview: Trump To Address United Nations About America's Role

President Trump is expected to explain what "America First" means to the United Nations General Assembly, an organization known for putting the world first. Trump speaks to its member nations Tuesday.

Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson Faces A New Onslaught Of Criticism

As President Trump goes before the U.N. General Assembly, his top diplomat is under fire. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Eliot Cohen, who served in the State Department under President George W. Bush.

Trump's U.N. Speech To Call For Other Countries To Step Up To World's Threats

In his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly, President Trump will defend his "America First" creed as a basis for countries to cooperate without losing sight of their own self-interest.

Bangladesh Copes With Chaos: Rohingya Refugees Are 'Coming And Coming'

Over 400,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh in just the past three weeks. Aid agencies and the Bangladesh government are struggling to cope.

White House Re-Affirms Intent To Leave Paris Climate Treaty

Paula Caballero of the World Resources Institute tells NPR's Ari Shapiro that the Trump administration's position has only strengthened the resolve of the international community.

Trump To Make Debut Speech Tuesday At U.N. General Assembly

President Trump is meeting with leaders on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, and Tuesday he addresses the body as a whole for the first time as commander in chief.

Trump Pushes The U.N. To 'Focus On Results'

President Trump called for budget cuts and efficiencies as he made his debut at the U.N. General Assembly's opening session in New York City on Monday.

Around The World In Not Quite 80 Days, Cyclist Smashes Record

Mark Beaumont arrived in Paris Monday after circumnavigating the Earth on two wheels over 79 days.

'Grave Fears' After Iraq Moves More Than 1,300 Wives, Children Of ISIS Suspects

"These women and children are extremely vulnerable. Regardless of what their family members may be accused of, they have a right to protection and assistance," says the Norwegian Refugee Council.

How The CIA Found A Soviet Sub — Without The Soviets Knowing

It's a great tale of Cold War intrigue that includes eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes, a CIA covert operation and a Soviet sub with nuclear missiles that sank to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

Flush With Cash: Swiss Toilets Mysteriously Stuffed With 500-Euro Bills

Swiss authorities are puzzled by several toilet systems in Geneva that are clogged with shredded currency. Each individual bill is worth nearly $600.

Stanislav Petrov, 'The Man Who Saved The World,' Dies At 77

Petrov was on overnight duty in 1983 when computers indicated the U.S. had launched a nuclear strike against his country. He had only a few nerve-jangling minutes to act.

The Problem With Free Menstrual Pads

Governments in countries across Africa have promised to deliver free menstrual pads to girls. But are they getting the details right?

Fuel Shortages And The North Korean Economy, Explained

A recent tweet by President Trump about long gas lines in North Korea reopens questions about what's going on in the country's opaque economy after several rounds of economic sanctions.

Hurricane Maria Heads Toward Puerto Rico As A Major Storm

As of Monday afternoon, Maria was a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph. It's forecast to strengthen even more, as it threatens regions already devastated by Hurricane Irma.